Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Fresh coconut juice on street foodie waka

Fresh coconut water 
Once i got settled, i headed to the streets to look around and the first thing i noticed was
Fresh coconut is really popular in Ghana. I could count at least 3 fresh coconut vendors in the vicinity I stayed in. They sold the coconuts in Trolleys and once in a while people would stop by the trolley to buy 1 or 2 coconuts. All the coconut vendor had to do was to slice off the top part of the coconut with a machete to make a hole where you could drink the water easily.

No added sweeteners, preservatives or flavorings, just purely natural. This is what I call drinking healthy away from home. The unique thing about it is, it’s usually packed to the brim with coconut juice/water and the coconut flesh is so soft, you could actually swallow it in one gulp. Coconut water and juice basically refers to the same thing which is the semi clear liquid found in young coconuts. The juice of the coconut is fat free and low in calories (1 cup contains 50 calories) unlike coconut milk which is high in saturated fats (1 cup contains 550 calories). It’s usually sold for 1cedi. The bottom line is, coconut juice is totally awesome!!!


Nutritional Benefits and uses of Coconut Juice: 
• Coconut water is rich in minerals such as Potassium and magnesium, amino acids, dietary fiber, Vitamin C but low in sodium which makes it the ideal Natural energy drink. 
• Coconut water is low in fat, calories and carbohydrates which makes it the ideal drink for weight loss 
• Coconut water is a natural diuretic which helps in kidney cleansing. This means that once you take the juice, you’d get to urinate pretty often and in turn rid your system of unwanted materials. 
• Coconut water is a natural cure for Hang Over and it also makes prescription drugs ineffective. This makes it an excellent way to neutralize the effects of drug overdose
Soft coconut flesh/meat

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post. i love coconuts too & i have also noticed the diuretic effects you talked about. Great site dobby.

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  2. Currently in Ghana and i am here for 2 months. I have a taste bud that doesn't experiment at all. I have seen this a lot in Ghana. But scared to taste it else i will vomit oo. Is it sweet? lol

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    1. lol! i'd advice you keep an open mind about it. it's just fresh natural coconut water straight from the fruit with no added chemicals or preservatives. if you love coconut water, you'd love it too. Can't get it better than this ;)

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  3. coffeeshopgirl3 February 2014 02:40

    I tried this when I was in Accra a few years ago. It was nice. Very refreshing on a hot summer day.

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    1. it sure is refreshing......thanks Coffeeshopgirl :)

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